love wins. love always wins.
i first read tuesdays with morrie years ago. so many years, in fact, that i’m having trouble remembering exactly when it was that i read it the first time. perhaps my senior year in high school? maybe during my undergrad days? just after college? who knows. any or all of the above could be true. it’s one of those i can pick up and finish in just a few hours, and each time i do i find new passages to love and different bits that make me tear up.
devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.
mitch albom’s tale of his final visits with his favourite college professor, morrie schwartz, as he was dying from als is both an emotional and a heartwarming tale. i have long loved the story, and a few months ago i decided to use one of my audible credits on the audiobook. albom narrates it himself, and the audio version includes an additional introduction and afterword from albom, as well as a few recordings from his meetings with morrie.
the most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love and let it come in.
with a running time of 3 hours 41 minutes, it doesn’t take very long to journey with albom through his final 14 tuesdays with morrie, but the amount of wisdom shared is incalculable. albom and morrie discuss life, love, marriage, work, family, and everything in-between, and in the last few months of morrie’s life he becomes everyone’s favourite college professor as we journey with him to the end.
you have to find what’s good and true and beautiful in your life right now.
if there is anyone out there who has not yet read or listened to this book, i strongly encourage you to do so as soon as possible. it will make you laugh, it will make you cry, and it will remind you to take a step back and be grateful for all that you have in your life.
death ends a life, not a relationship.
my goodreads rating: 5 / 5 // average rating is 4.
my next listen: i just downloaded ‘great presidents’ by the great courses [as recommended by john dickerson on the whistlestop podcast]. i figure nearly 25 hours of listening to stories about us presidents will fuel my presidential obsession nicely.
have you read tuesdays with morrie? do you love it as much as i do?